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Heart Health

08 March 2011

Screening athletes with ECGs hasn't cut deaths

Screening athletes for hidden heart problems may not help prevent sudden deaths, a new study has found.

Screening athletes for hidden heart problems may not help prevent sudden deaths, a new study from Israel finds.

But because those deaths are so tragic, some advocates have argued that electrocardiographic (ECG) screening should be required for high school and college athletes.

 

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